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Bethlemiteine, c.1880-1890

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posted on 31.05.2019, 07:58 by Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Jacob Norris
This is a digital reproduction of an image held within the Library of Congress.

The image is a full-length portrait of a woman from Bethlehem, taken by the Italian photographer Tancrède Dumas. The woman is wearing the cone-shaped shatweh headdress unique to married Bethlehem women. Rows of coins and other valuable items were sown into shatwehs to display the family's wealth.

This image is part of the Bethlehem Women collection within the Planet Bethlehem Archive.

History

Creator

Tancrède Dumas

Date

c.1880-1890

Type

Digital reproduction of photographic print.

Source

Library of Congress

Spatial

31.7053996,35.1936877

Spatial Relation

Bethlehem

Identifier

pb_lc_bwo_018890000-0013aa.tiff

Rights

Library of Congress. No known restrictions on publication.

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